DOOR springs are a popular solution to protect walls and paintwork from being damaged by doors bashing in to them.
But, it turns out they have another hidden use – and no, it's not for kids to ping and amuse themselves when they're bored!
A person who goes by the acronym @the_artful_odds has revealed door springs can also be used as a way to keep the door open, too.
They explained that while it isn't the spring's main function, it can be an "extra use IF you have a wall guard for the knob."
In a short clip, they demonstrated how the handy hack works and penned: "From doorstopper to doorkeeper."
They then explained: "If you have one of these behind your door and you need it to stay open, simply place it underneath, or to the side."
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It's then as simple as opening the door up over the top and releasing, which will result in the stopper preventing the door from shutting.
The clip has since wracked up over 1.5 million views and has been inundated with comments from people who were shocked they've never realised the second use themselves.
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"How am I learning this today?" asked one.
A second penned: "I've learned more from TikTok than any school that I've been to."
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A third wrote: "What? I’ve never thought of this."
Another shocked homeowner quipped: "What????? Holy smokes… now I have to try it."
A further added: "Well, I was today years old."
Elsewhere, a fifth explained: "Bruh that’s why it’s called a door stopper and not a wall protector."
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